Wednesday, October 15th @ 8:20 AMThis year we are offering the PSAT (practice SAT) for our sophomores and juniors.
It is important that students are on time that day! Cost is included in the CAPS fee (see below).
CAPS: College Application Processing Services
Sophomore - This one-time fee of $65.00, collected at the start of sophomore year will cover many college application related costs through your child's senior year. This includes PSAT registrations for both 10thand 11th grades, a college field trip and the costs involved with mailing college application transcripts.
Junior - This one-time fee of $50.00, collected at the start of junior year will cover many college application related costs through your child's senior year. This includes PSAT registration for 11th grade, a college field trip and the costs involved with mailing college application transcripts.
This streamlined payment can be made by check (made out to Sturgis Charter School and submitted to your child's guidance counselor), or online at the appropriate campus home page:
Sturgis East http://sturgischarterschool.org/EastCampusIndex.html or
Sturgis West http://sturgischarterschool.org/WestCampusIndex.html.
To pay online, scroll down the right margin to CAPS, click on the link and use the "Buy Now" button.
To ensure your child's participation in this year's PSAT, payments are due by 9/26/14.
Thinking about the future? The fall is an ideal time for sophomores, juniors, seniors and their parents to learn more about the many college options that exist. Here are a few of the opportunities that are available to students this fall.
NEACAC Fall College Fair:
Sunday, September 14, 2:00-4:00 PM, UMass Dartmouth- Tripp Athletic Center. For detailed information visit: http://www.neacac.org
NACAC Performing and Visual Arts Fair:
Wednesday, October 8, 7:00-9:00 PM, Boston University- FUller Building. For detailed information visit: http://www.nacacnet.org/
Special Workshop: Audition/Portfolio Process at Performing and Visual Arts Schools, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the Theatre Lab
Service Academy Information Night:
Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Plymouth Community Intermediate School
Mini College Fairs at Sturgis East & West:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 14, 15 & 16, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
All Cape College Fair:
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 -5:30 PM, Barnstable High School, Hyannis
College Visit Field Trip – Juniors
Friday, October 10th, 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM
Bridgewater State & Stonehill College
UMass Amherst & Roger Williams University
If these schools are not necessarily on your child's list, we still encourage him/her to join us. Students will learn valuable skills that can be applied to their college search, such as:
- How to think critcally about campus and adademic life.
- How to ask questions when visiting schools that are on their list.
- How to explore factors that might differentiate colleges.
This is a professional day, a half-day for students. No classes will be planned for juniors on the day of the trip. Due to an anticipated late return, please plan alternative afternoon transportation. Cost: Included in the CAPS fee.
College Financing Seminar
Monday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church, Main Street, Hyannis
Parents of Sturgis East and Sturgis West seniiors are encouraged to attend a fre presentation on College Financing. The seminar is offered through MEFA (the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority,) the Commonwealth's resource on planning, saving and paying for college. Stephanie Wells, an experienced MEFA representative, will provide an overview of the financial aid process, including types of financial aid, how to apply, and determining financing options for your family.